1 When any one of you has a grievance against a brother, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of before the saints?
2 Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you not competent to try trivial cases?
3 Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more matters of this life!
4 So if you have disputes about such matters, do you appoint them as judges who are of no account in the church?
5 I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no man among you wise enough to decide between his brethren,
6 but brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers?
7 Actually, then, it is already a defeat for you, that you have lawsuits with one another. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded?
8 Instead, you yourselves defraud and do wrong, and you even do this to your brethren.
9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor sexual perverts,
10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.
12 »All things are lawful for me,« but not all things are helpful. »All things are lawful for me,« but I will not be mastered by anything.
13 »Food is for the stomach and the stomach for food«but God will destroy them both. The body is not meant for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
14 By his power God raised the Lord, and he will also raise us up.
15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never!
16 Or do you not know that he who joins himself to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, »The two shall become one flesh.«
17 But he who unites himself with the Lord is one spirit with him.
18 Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body.
19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;
20 you were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body.